02/18/2016 12:00 PM
- Osiyo Training Room
Cherokee citizen and Oklahoma Historical Society Director, David Fowler, will present on Cherokee Women and the Civil War. Fowler will discuss the various experiences roles of Cherokee women during the war through historical documents and letters from the Civil War era.
02/02/2016 09:56 AM
Wyatt Sheets is a three time state champion in wrestling at Stilwell High School and trying for a fourth title this year.
While wrestling doesn’t keep him busy enough Wyatt is also in many other clubs and keeps up with his school work. He also spends time with his family and learns about his heritage from his grandfather.
01/26/2016 06:00 PM
- Osiyo Training Room
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01/21/2016 12:00 PM
- Tahlequah, OK
Our Lunch & Learn lecture series back in November was a hit so we've decided to continue them on a monthly basis. Cherokee artist, Lisa Rutherford, will kick off our monthly series this Thursday, January 21, at 12:00pm in the Osiyo Training Room, 17725 S Muskogee Ave, Tahlequah, OK (behind the Cherokee Nation Gift Shop). Lisa will present on Southeast Textiles and 18th Century Trade Era Cherokee Clothing. Lisa will give an overview of her Smithsonian research, including a slide show of Cherokee objects she viewed while there.
Presentation is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a sack lunch and join us. For those unable to attend, the presentation will be live-streamed and archived on Cherokee Nation's YouTube channel.
About Lisa Rutherford:
Lisa Rutherford (Cherokee Nation) lives on a cattle ranch in Cherokee County and worked in Cherokee Nation tribal administration for many years before becoming a full-time artist. Her passion is 18th century art and history, and she has been a living history interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, VA; the National Museum of the American Indian; and other venues throughout the southeast United States. She is a seasonal interpreter at Diligwa Village at the Cherokee Heritage Center. Active in many art forms, Lisa has been a potter since 2005 and is perhaps best known for her pottery, specializing in ancestral pottery with hand-dug clay and fired in a pit fire.
Rutherford is equally well known for her textile work, including feather capes which were described by Hernando DeSoto in 1540 and still worn by Cherokee women in the mid-18th century. The capes are made on a hand-tied plant fiber net, which is custom made to fit the client. She makes 18th century clothing, moccasins, does southeast appliqué beadwork, and is a novice painter.
Her work is in the collections of the Smithsonian Museum's National Museum of the American Indian, the Eiteljorg Museum of the American Indian and Western Art, and the Fred Jones, Jr. Museum at the University of Oklahoma.
01/18/2016 10:30 AM
Visiting with our Elders as the recall their childhood and growing up Cherokee.
Joan Jumper Spade talks about making homemade games and how she playing with her family. She actually enjoyed her school lunches and was happy to get them.
01/04/2016 10:17 AM
Young and Cherokee is a series spotlighting examples of young people embracing the culture and the legacy of the Cherokee Nation.
Allison Sitton is a senior at Gore High school and manages to keep up with her culture even with her busy schedule and preparing for college.